Press Release

Subject: Vehicle Burglary Suspects Arrested
Incident Type: Vehicle Burglary Trend
Incident Date/Time 9/28/2019 9:00:00 AM
Expire Date/Time 10/28/2019 9:00:00 AM
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Date: Saturday, 9/28/19, 0311 hrs.
Case Number: 2019-026605
Incident Type: Vehicle Burglary Trend

Business/Subdivision: Hunter’s Grove
Location: 7800 Block of 41st Ct E, Bradenton
Suspect Description: Male wearing light clothing, flat-brim hat, and black slides, tattoos on left forearm

Early Saturday morning (09/28/19), several subjects were riding in a pickup truck. One subject can be observed surveillance getting out of the truck and entering a vehicle in the 7800 block of 41st Ct E, and attempting to enter 2 others that were in the driveway.

The suspect then walks next door to another residence and enters a vehicle in that driveway. He then used the garage door opener that was inside the unlocked vehicle to make entry to the garage of the residence. Once inside, several tools were removed and carried back to the pickup truck. Deputies canvassed the area in an attempt to locate other victims, but none were found.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 or Manatee CrimeStoppers at 866-634-8477(TIPS) / to submit an anonymous tip.


UPDATE: (10/02/19)

Joseph McQuillen (DOB: 01/04/1992) and his wife Lindsey McQuillen (DOB: 12/18/1992) have been arrested for stealing items out of unlocked vehicles, and trying to sell them. Detectives received tips from surveillance photos circulated through social media identifying Joseph as a suspect in recent vehicle burglaries.

Further investigation lead to his wife Lindsey, and evidence that the pair were working together to pawn items. Five warrants were signed and both suspects were located and arrested with the help of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office at their Sarasota residence.

Joseph is charged with 3 counts of Burglary and Lindsay is charged with Dealing in Stolen Property and Defrauding a Pawn Broker.